Brunei: Public and private schools

Local Freakonomics wonders why many Bruneians think private schools are better than public schools.


  • Its my life long ajanda to teach in Brunei darussalam . i have 16 years of experience in teaching field . Im a biology teacher. please do help me

  • robc

    Please read..
    Unlawful neighbors..

    this letter was sent to Borneo Bulletin for posting,just sharing it. Thank you

    Good day. I have submitted a letter before dated March 17, 2010 about our neighbor who is operating an illegal tuition school. It just irks me to know that the authority is playing dumb and blind about this whole thing. What’s happening to Brunei? Is it because the owner of the said tuition school is doing some under the table with the police and the authority? Wow this smells big time corruption. Brunei sets its rank as the 9th happiest place on earth according to international survey.
    The top 15 happiest countries
    The top 15 countries are
    1. Denmark
    2. Switzerland
    3. Austria
    4. Iceland
    5. Bahamas
    6. Finland
    7. Sweden
    8. Bhutan
    9. Brunei Darussalam
    10. Canada
    11. Ireland
    12. Luxembourg
    13. Costa Rica
    14. Malta
    15. Netherlands
    Isn’t this a bit too cliché? Shame on you for not doing your job! I am calling all authority to do something about it; I will be doing my part as law abiding citizen of the world. I will be posting pictures I took and videos on the website just to let the whole world know that the authority is not doing its job to prevent these things from happening. Maybe we should put up businesses in Perumahan that would be nice right? Yes, I urge all Bruneians to put up your own business in Perumahan areas. The authorities are not doing anything to stop one tuition school, and then they cannot stop tuition schools and businesses in Perumahans. They are getting paid to do what? Lepak saja? Why put up a law about it if it is not being followed? Let us put Brunei as “one of the happiest place on earth” back where it really belongs.

    I am not sure if you will be posting this, if not I’m certain a lot of blogs and websites would LOVE to have this kind of story.

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